Jessica Metzger received her Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Elementary Education from Concordia University, St. Paul, MN. She later received a Master’s Degree in Counseling and Psychological Services from St. Mary’s University, Minneapolis, MN. Since graduating from St. Mary’s, Jessica has been working with those affected by sexual violence; perpetrators of abuse, victims of abuse, families, and the community.
Jessica is currently is a strengths-based psychotherapist who has been employed at Duluth Institute since February 2016, providing treatment to adolescents and men convicted of sexual offenses. She provides treatment to both men and adolescent boys in the community and in correctional settings. Prior to working at Duluth Institute, Jessica worked at Project Pathfinder, Inc, in St. Paul, MN where she worked with men and women convicted of sexual offenses in both the group and individual setting and conducted community and psycho-educational trainings.
A native Duluthian, Jessica returned home August 2015 after living away for 21 years. She is proud to call Duluth home and is pleased to be involved with First Witness. She is passionate about sexual violence prevention and ending sexual violence – in all shapes, forms, and to all whom it has impacted. Her passion is rooted in providing treatment to those who have sexually abused. She joined the board at First Witness to further her dedication to ending sexual violence through advocacy, understanding, education, and support.